Follow the latest guidelines in the 2010 NFPA 1201 to protect lives, property, critical infrastructure, and the environment from the effects of hazards.
The 2010 NFPA 1201: Standard for Providing Fire and Emergency Services to the Public provides recommendations for the structure and operation of emergency service organizations:
Municipal and private fire services dealing with financial, personnel, and emergency management
Prevention activity including public education, code enforcement, and fire investigation
Equipment and facilities
NFPA 1201 also outlines the roles and responsibilities regarding fire service response capabilities to fire suppression, emergency medical services, and special operations, including hazardous material response. The document provides guidance on mutual aid, and fire department mandates relating to emergency management. (Softbound, 17 pp., 2010)